Father’s Day should not be the only day that we celebrate Dads. I think we should make Fathers feel special all year long!
As a wife and mother I would like to celebrate husbands with children. They are an awesome breed. I am personally thankful for a husband who works hard so that I can be a stay at home Mom. That is a gift to our children they will never forget. I see him come home after a long night and gaze lovingly at our children and in my heart I know it is worth it to him.
As a daughter I would like to celebrate all that my dad is. He is a patient and loving man who taught me the importance of good penmanship (LOL), good manners, faith, and how to love.
I am sure as you are reading this you can think of all the things your Father taught you. Father’s are not perfect but they are priceless.
Let me share with you how Father’s Day started…
In 1909 a woman named Sonora Dodd was sitting in a church pew listening to a Mother’s Day sermon. She began to think about her Father, William Smart.
You see Sonora’s Mother died while giving birth to her. Her Father, a Civil War Veteran, was left to raise her and five other children alone. Sonora wanted to create a special day to honor him for all of the sacrifices and love he had given to her and her siblings.
The very first Father’s Day celebration was on June 19, 1910. In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson made the third Sunday in June as the official day. It was not until President Richard Nixon signed a bill in 1972 that it became an official US National Holiday.
So, Let’s celebrate Dads…not just today…but…ALL YEAR LONG!
In closing, here are some famous quotes about Fathers…
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” — William Shakespeare
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” — English Proverb
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” — Sigmund Freud
“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.” — Bill Cosby
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About the Author: Lara Velez is a homeschooling Mom of two, wife, business owner and published writer. She runs a large website for Christian Mothers, Moms of Faith and an encouraging blog for wives, Becoming a Wife that Pleases the Lord. She enjoys cooking, reading, scrapbooking, and being a wife and mom.